In case you missed any of my posts this week, here is what I wrote about (in fact, I will probably include the last 2 weeks since this is new for me). Feel free to click through any of the links. I have some great recommendations for book clubs, for sitting on the couch or for reading under the covers at night.
There will be a lot more coming up this week! I am so close to being done with Swamplandia! and you will not want to miss my review about the alligator wrestling family that owns the theme park, Swamplandia! I guarantee that you have not read a story like this before. I have a few oldies, but goodies as well that you might not have gotten. There will also be a scary story this week. So make sure you come back daily, or save me in your RSS reader.
Okay, here is my summary:
I reviewed 2 Sarah Waters books in the past 2 weeks. Both are definitely worth the read. The Little Strangers is a gothic story set in a crumbling mansion. Fingersmith is a Victorian mystery novel. Both would also make great book club selections because you will want someone to talk with about these stories when done.
I’ve had 2 Toddler Thursdays since I’ve started. If you are new to my blog, this event occurs every Thursday. I bring you some of my favorite children books. This past Thursday in my Toddler Thursday article I talked about Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse, Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughter and Bee-Wigged. The week before I reviewed Knuffle Bunny, Pete the Cat, Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon, and A Bad Case of Stripes. All of the books above would make great gifts for that little someone you love.
For those of you that need a little historical romance in your life, I gave you a cliff notes version of the beginning of Oh, Kentucky! One of my all-time favorite novels that is out of print. Romance, danger, history and Indians….what more could a girl ask for?
A few of the books that I think would make fantastic book club selections were reviewed: There was Laura Lippman’s I’d Know You Anywhere, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society, Orange is the New Black: My Year In a Women’s Prison, and (one of my favs) The Distant Hours. I also gave you my thoughts on The Swan Thieves.
And that is what you may have missed this week. Thanks again for stopping by. I have loved having you here. I hope that these recommendations get you reading. I am committing to reading a book a week in 2011. Won’t you join me? And please, post in the comments section the books that you are reading. I know that we all want to hear. That’s why I started this blog in the first place.
Have a happy Sunday. I am going to go curl up with a book,